Community Advisory Board

Frequent engagement with the voices of women we serve is vital to our work. The dedicated members of The Well Project's community advisory board (CAB) provide insights from diverse communities and guidance on improving our programs to best serve our audience. Co-chairs provide multiple levels of support and leadership on the CAB.

Emerita CAB members remain involved with the group in various ways once their "official" time as fully engaged CAB members has ended.


HIV/AIDS activist, advocate, mother, and wife born with HIV, Kimberly grew up unaware that she was living with HIV until a week before her 10th birthday.

Jyoti Dhawale was raised in a military background. She started as a blogger for The Well Project in 2011, then became a Community Advisory Board member and Global Ambassador for people living with HIV in India, representing The Well Project in international fora.


Marissa Gonzalez was born and raised in Paterson, New Jersey and moved to Southwest Florida in 2004 where she currently resides.

Tiommi Luckett is a native of Arkansas and current resident of Little Rock. She identifies as a woman of trans experience of African descent.

With an unwavering dedication to creating awareness and education surrounding HIV/AIDS, Maria Mejia has become a formidable activist for education, treatment, testing, prevention, LGBTQIA+ rights, and human rights.

Marnina Miller is a prominent human rights activist and influential social media figure with a strong dedication to driving positive societal change.

Samantha Rose Montemayor Morales currently works as an on-site property manager for a homeless shelter currently serving the community of Los Angeles, California. She has been a community activist since 2017.

Heather O'Connor (she/her) is a 30-year-old woman, wife, and mother living with HIV, diagnosed in 2016.

Destiny Smith is an HIV advocate from Davenport, Iowa. She is the current president of Positive Iowans Taking Charge (PITCH), becoming the youngest member on their core community.

Masonia Traylor lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She currently dedicates her time and efforts on The Well Project and building her very own organization Lady BurgAndy.


Members of The Well Project community at USCHA 2022.

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